Is Your Car Making You Sick?

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I recently learned that the temperature inside a car on a hot July day can be 40 degrees hotter than the temperature outside. So, if it’s 90 degrees outside when I jump in the car, inside it’s a raging 130 degrees! Of course it’s hot and most everyone’s first move is to turn on the A/C to cool down. Not so fast, everyone! We’ve all heard how it’s not healthy to leave a water bottle out in the sun. The ...

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Could Your Toothbrush Be Keeping You Sick?

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Yep, it’s still flu season and one of the things you might not be thinking about is how “germy” your toothbrush has become…read on!

Okay, so we had a few funky germs in our home over the holiday season and while washing the bedding and airing out the house, I remembered that bacteria can also linger on our toothbrushes. Most of us brush at least twice a day. Funny how good health can be derailed when brushing with a germy toothbrush, ...

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Have You Checked Your Pulses Today?

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Holiday stress starting to ramp up and you can feel your heart racing. You made it through Thanksgiving but now you’re in the 2-week stretch until the Christmas and Hanukah holidays. With parties, shopping, kids and family activities, baking, holiday cards to mail… have you checked your pulses today? Nope, we’re not talking heart rate here. Read on!

Did You Get Your Pulses Today?

Pulses are part of the legume family, but the term “pulse refers only to the dried seed. Dried ...

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Kids and Holiday Anxiety

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Holidays are great fun, but let’s face it, don’t we all experience some level of sensory overload and/or anxiety during this time? There’s an overabundance of activities, sugary and not-so-healthy foods, parties, decorations, travel and extra time with family and friends. Tough for adults to manage but how can we help our little ones through to avoid hyperactivity and/or meltdowns?

Over a period of a few weeks, their still-developing brains are suddenly exposed to extra crowds, noise, tree lights, and more ...

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Could Your Toothbrush Be Keeping You Sick?

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Okay, so we had a few funky germs in our home over the holiday season and while washing the bedding and airing out the house, I remembered that bacteria can also linger on our toothbrushes. Most of us brush at least twice a day. Funny how good health can be derailed when brushing with a germy toothbrush, one with lingering bits of bacteria.  It’s easy to forget, right? So, do I replace or clean?  Read on for the latest info ...

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Blooming Beauty All Around!

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We’ve all heard this saying, “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” Today’s post, Flowers!

It’s mid-summer and aren’t many of us surrounded by beautiful flowers either where we live, where we work or where we are traveling? I think most of us would be hard pressed to say there isn’t a beautiful garden to enjoy somewhere near us. What is it about flowers that make us ...

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Sunscreens: UVA, UVB, SPF – What do they all mean?

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I am of the baby boomer generation that didn’t use sunscreen growing up. The “in” thing was slathering baby oil all over our bodies to enhance the tanning effects of the sun. I’ll spare you the details of my sun-spotted arms and hands, but I certainly wish I knew then what I know now!

When my kids came along, I thought I was being a diligent parent when it came to applying sunscreen. However, little did I know that those sunscreens, ...

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Snowshoeing – The Top Winter Calorie Burn!

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It’s March! The days are warming up and we’ve just turned the clocks forward so what to do with this extra daylight and Vitamin D? I know I’m looking forward to our annual trek to the mountains for some pre-Spring skiing and snowshoeing. What I love in particular about snowshoeing is that it’s a healthy, inexpensive workout. You can rent the equipment and all you need is a large flat or hilly area. Public golf courses, school grounds, parks often ...

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